Brain Parts Song by Aaron Wolf

This is a song about parts of the brain I’m singing it to memorize the names The ideas here may be simplistic but matching meaning and rhyme is a tough logistic The Cerebral Cortex has four main lobes With names from the nearby skull bones Frontal does the thinking Occipital deals with vision Parietal senses objects and Temporal listens Inside…

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What happens in your brain when you taste food | Camilla Arndal Andersen

Translator: Ivana Korom Reviewer: Krystian Aparta So I had this very interesting experience five years ago. You know, me and my husband, we were out grocery shopping, as we do every other day, but this time, we found this fancy, you know, I’m talking fair-trade, I’m talking organic, I’m talking Kenyan, single-origin coffee that we splurged and got. And that…

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Why the human brain loves opioids

For centuries, societies have coveted opioids for the euphoria and the pain relief they provide. In the 1800s, when chemists extracted morphine from opium poppies, it became the go-to treatment for the American Civil War. After morphine caused widespread addiction, drug companies invented what they thought was a “non-addictive” substitute: a cough syrup called heroin. That turned out poorly for…

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Designing a new brain scanner (MEG)

All brain cells communicate with each other by passing tiny little electrical currents. Those electrical currents generate magnetic fields and those fields exist outside the head. So in MEG what we try to do, is measure the magnetic fields that occur outside the head that are generated by currents in your brain and by measuring those magnetic fields we can…

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Zen and the Brain

>>Good morning friends. We are delighted today have our–to host our friend, Dr. James H. Austin. James is America’s professor of neurology in the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is one of the oldest and most respected experts on the links between the neurological workings of the human brain and meditation. He is the author of the book…

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How To Trick Your Brain Into Falling Asleep | Jim Donovan | TEDxYoungstown

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Rhonda Jacobs It’s October 2010. I’m freaking out. Sirens are blaring above me. I’m laying on a stretcher in the back of an ambulance. My doctor just told me I’m having a heart attack. I’m trembling, my arms are tingling, and this pain in my chest is crushing me from the inside. Tracey and the kids…

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Marijuana Effects on the Brain, the Goods and the Bads, Animation.

Marijuana, also known as cannabis, among other names, is a preparation of the Cannabis sativa plant – the hemp plant, intended for recreational and medicinal uses. Marijuana can be consumed by smoking, inhaling, or mixing with food. The main psychoactive chemical in marijuana, responsible for most of the intoxicating effects sought by recreational users, is delta-9-tetrahydro-cannabinol, or THC. The Cannabis…

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The left brain vs. right brain myth – Elizabeth Waters

Behold the human brain, it’s lumpy landscape visibly split into a left and right side. This structure has inspired one of the most pervasive ideas about the brain, that the left side controls logic and the right, creativity. And yet, this is a myth unsupported by scientific evidence. So how did this misleading idea come about, and what does it…

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No, You Don’t Have a “Reptilian Brain”

[ ♪ Intro ] You might have come across articles like How to Make Friends Using Your Reptilian Brain or Overcome Your Reptile Brain to Lose Weight. And if they seemed to make a lot of sense… Well, I’m sorry to be a spoilsport, but the idea that humans have a primitive reptile brain deep down there somewhere is largely…

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What are mini brains? – Madeline Lancaster

This pencil-eraser-sized mass of cells is something called a brain organoid. It’s a collection of lab-grown neurons and other brain tissue that scientists can use to learn about full-grown human brains. And it can be grown from a sample of your skin cells. Why would we need such a thing? Neuroscientists face a challenge: shielded by our thick skulls and…

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